Monday - 23 September, 2019

Progress of No. 61 JC&SC Course

Triathlon of No. 60 JC&SC

The Exercise Triathlon of the No 61 Junior Command and Staff Course, which is a part of the Sports Module of the course, was held on 1st September 2019 at the Academy premises of Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The exercise consisted of three sport activities swimming, cycling and running and Flight Lieutenant WPSP Wickramasinghe was able to take the first place of the entire event.


International Humanitarian Law Module

A workshop covering the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) was successfully concluded at the Centre for Studies of Human Rights, University of Colombo from 26 August 2019 to 28 August 2019.


USA Country Presentation of No 61 JC&SC

The Country presentation of USA Student Officer Captain Elizebeth Simkus of No 61 Junior Command and Staff Course was held yesterday (20th August 2019) at the Auditorium of the Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for Students Officers to present about their motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.


India Country Presentation of No. 61 JC&SC

The country presentation of Indian Student Officer, Flight Lieutenant GD Reddy of the No. 61Junior Command and Staff Course was held on the 16th of August 2019 at the Auditorium of Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for the Students Officer to present about his motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.


The Wartime Application Module

The Wartime Application module was conducted on 14th August 2019 for the Student Officers of the No. 61 JC&S Course.

The Wartime Application Module is designed to educate Student Officers on Air Power Applications as per taxonomy and the contribution of SLAF towards the successful completion of the ‘North and East Humanitarian Operations’. The lectures were conducted in the form of interactive sessions to give the opportunity to share their experiences. A separate central discussion was held at the end of the lectures for the students to clarify their doubts with the participation of all specialist Officers who conducted the lectures during the day.


The Air Power Module Was Successfully Completed

The Air Power module was successfully completed with the exercise of “Neighbourland” on 12th August 2019. Lectures and syndicate discussions were conducted on National Strategy, Nation and War, Doctrine, Air Power and formal appreciation writing prior to the exercise from 31st July 2019.

During the exercise Student Officers in 04 Sub Syndicates got the opportunity to write appreciations on a conflict between two countries on a fictitious setting.  The Student Officers were also given the chance to discuss and defend their Air Plans in a common forum with the participation of all 04 Sub Syndicates members on the last day of the exercise.

The overall aim was achieved as the Student Officers effectively planned and briefed the appreciations and air operation plans with the guidance and supervision of the Directing Staff.

The following day Student Officers completed the writing of Operations Order individually taking into consideration of the given outline plan (a comprehensive plan was given to students based on their final submissions of the exercise).


Bangladesh Country Presentation of No. 61 JC&SC

The Country presentation of the Bangladesh Student Officer, Squadron Leader MD Sakhawat of the No. 61 Junior Command and Staff Course was held on 31st July 2019 at the Auditorium of Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for the Students Officers to present about their motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.


Practice Dining Night of the No 61 JC&S Course

As per the programme, the “Practice Dining Night” of the No 61 JC&S Course was conducted on 24th July 2019 at Officers’ Mess at SLAF Academy China bay with the participation of 27 Student Officers including 3 Foreign Officers and Directing/ Permanent Staff including the Commanding Officer.
 
The function was conducted as per the guidelines on conduct of a Dinning Night with the presence of the Programme Band in order to convey correct understanding to the Student Officers on the procedure of formal dining in military organisations.


Mock Conference of no. 61 JC&SC

The exercise Mock Conference of No.61 Junior Command and Staff Course, a part of the Administration Module was held on 23rd July 2019 at the Academy Conference Hall, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

This exercise will help Students to get the exposure of a conference with the attendance of relevant appointments holders of the Station. After the conference, the Student Officers wrote minutes of the conference as an assessed exercise of the Module.


Course Picnic of the No 61 JC&S Course

The ‘Course Picnic’ of the No 61 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Elephant Point Beach at Naval and Maritime Academy Trincomalee on 21st July 2019. The course picnic gives the Student Officers and Directing Staff the opportunity for interaction, leisure and entertainment.

A committee including a Sponsor DS and Student Officers were nominated to organize the event and to forward a proposal for the event. This gave the exposure for the Student Officers to find suitable locations, select menus and other requirements according to their budget and to plan different entertainment/ team building activities during the picnic.


Sri Lankan Country Presentation of No. 61 JC&SC

The Country presentation of Sri Lankan Student Officers of the No.61 Junior Command and Staff Course was held on 18th of July 2019 at the Auditorium of Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for the Students Officers to present about their motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.


No. 61 Junior Command and Staff Course Commences

Twenty Two Officers of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Two Officers from the Sri Lanka Navy, one officer from Bangladesh Air Force and one lady officer from the United States Air Force were present as participants when No. 61 Junior Command and Staff Course commenced on 1st July 2019 at the Junior Command and Staff College (JC & SC), Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

Group Captain SDGM Silva WWV,RSP, MSc (Miltary Stu), MSc (Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu) fawc, psc, delivered the opening address following which the Chief Instructor and Senior Instructor briefed the Student Officers about important aspects of the Course.  After the Directing Staff introduced themselves, the Student Officers were also given the opportunity for self introductions.

The course is for a duration of 14 weeks and is scheduled to be conducted between 1st  July 2019 to 24th September 2019. 
 
This is the first time a foreign Lady Student Officer is following the course at the JC & SC.  Further, the Indian Air Force has confirmed that one Officer will be joining the course shortly.